Definition of impolder in English:


Line breaks: im|pol¦der
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpəʊldə
(also empolder)


[with object]
  • Make (an area of the seabed) into a polder by reclaiming it from the sea.
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    • Some were impoldered with embankments, pumps, and deep canals, but those proved hard to maintain.
    • But, as the main waterways became silted up and were impoldered, the character of the city changed.
    • A number of inland areas have been also been empoldered, some of them provided with pump drainage.


late 19th century: from Dutch impolderen.

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